Crocs Takes Aim At Skechers Over Shoe Patent

Law360, San Francisco (May 20, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Crocs Inc. launched a legal battle against Skechers USA Inc. in Colorado on Thursday, accusing the rival footwear maker of breaching a settlement agreement stemming from a prior dispute over a patent covering its best-selling “Crocband” model shoes.

Skechers agreed in September 2010 to stop selling the allegedly infringing products — which include its “Skechers Girls Swifts” line of molded footwear — by December 2010, but has recently offered those products for sale in retail stores and on its website, Crocs alleged in a partially redacted...
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